Classrooms Staffed For Monday’s Opening

Hundreds of teachers ready to greet students

Posted: August 19, 2012 at 5:11 a.m.

Tammy Scribner, a first-grade teacher at Happy Hollow Elementary School, teaches reading Friday to her class in Fayetteville. Greg Mones, human resources director for the Fayetteville School District, said the district added several new positions because of Common Core of State Standards implementation.

When schools across Northwest Arkansas open Monday, classrooms will be adequately staffed, but school officials will keep a watchful eye on enrollment figures.

At A Glance

Class Size

The average student-teacher ratio by grade as required by the Arkansas Department of Education:

• One teacher for every 10 students in early childhood education programs.

• One teacher for 20 students maximum in kindergarten or 22 students with one teacher and a qualified aide.

• One teacher for 23 students in grades one through three, with no more than 25 in any classroom.

• One teacher for every 25 students in grades four through six and no more than 28.

• In grades seven through 12, a teacher shall not be assigned a total of more than 150 students with an individual academic class not to exceed 30 students.

Source: Arkansas Department Of Education

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